Learn how to use Mayo Clinic Connect
Request an Appointment
I have not had reconstruction yet and it has been a year. I am not fat just looks like a have a basketball under my shirt.
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Breast Cancer group.
I am really glad you contacted your doctor right away. Did you get a response? How are you feeling after your mastectomy?
Jump to this post
Same response as with the other reply here I saw. That I just noticed it now coz I no longer have breasts… but we know our bodies, we notice most of the changes especially change in our stomach where most of us are very conscious of.
I saw this video yesterday on youtube explaining swelling after surgery by Dr. William Miami. I can't put the link. It doesn't allow me here.
I started to post the video after reading your comment, impulsive? yes . Hahaha. Then I went back to the last page and noticed that @colleenyoung beat me to it. This is a good video, and maybe some of the breast surgeons discussed on this thread should watch it. Lol
I understand they are focused on saving our lives but discounting our side effects is really disheartening. I am glad you are paying attention to your body.
@delight I think of you often, I apologize that I kind of lose track of conversations. It has been almost a month since we talked and you have had your appointments. How are you doing? Has the lymphedema subsided?
Create an account to connect with other patients and caregivers like you.Ask questions, get answers, and give and get support.Also follow blogs from Mayo Clinic experts.
Already have an account? Sign In